What's it like to wrap up on one of the biggest TV show worldwide? “I cried…I’m human.” Maisie Williams has played Arya Stark in all 8 series of Game of Thrones. In this exclusive broadcast interview, she explained "it’s really overwhelming…they’re my family, they’ve seen me grow up. They’ve seen me navigate this industry with a lot of hiccups. They’ve seen me at some of my best times and some of my worst.” “It’s like graduating. I’m going to have me career now and this is where it started.” TX: 30/01/19
"I literally have scars on my body from bad experiences...I was driven out of my home, which has scarred me and my siblings…but I’m not going to have my relationship with the North East defined by a bunch of racist thugs". In a heartfelt interview, the TV historian David Olusoga opened up about his childhood as a Nigerian-Geordie. He also talked about the brain drain being one of the "great tragedies of the North East." This story was followed up by the Evening Chronicle and Journal newspapers. TX: 08/04/19
As part of the World Service 'Crossing Divides' series, I investigated the conundrum of second homes. In villages along the beautiful Northumberland coast more than half the properties are a second or holiday home. Money from tourism is the lifeblood of the economy, but how do you keep these places alive all year-round and not price local families out? Cue a fiery debate on social media. TX: Inside Out 04/03/19
The story of a couple whose day-old baby was stolen, but was 'found' alive two years later and came home. That child grew into a man who then discovered decades later that he wasn't their missing child afterall. The painful truth was his biological family had abandoned him, and the real 'Baby Paul Froczak' could still be out there. I spoke to Paul about his difficult search to uncover the truth. TX: BBC Radio 5live 06/07/18
FREELANCE PRESENTER – PRIME-TIME SHOWS
BBC RADIO 5 LIVE
2015 – CONT.
I have presented a range of shows on this network station, covering broadcasters like Adrian Chiles and Stephen Nolan, as well as co-presenting Weekend Breakfast and the award-winning Drive programme.
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2009 – CONT.
I presented the Breakfast Show for almost a decade, beating all previous audience figures for this ARIA-nominated Station of the Year. Since becoming a working mother, I now present my own show (Mon-Wed 4pm) which takes a more in-depth and sideways look at the day’s news.
It has the same pacey mix of news and conversation which proved a winning formula on Breakfast, bringing in more listeners than any other local BBC station outside London.
I was very proud to represent the network at Westminster for the organisation Sound Women, and aside from doing outside broadcasts from across England, I’ve taken the shows to the Netherlands (where I was covering the report into the MH17 plane crash) and the European Parliament in Strasbourg.
REPORTER – RADIO AND TV ACROSS
2003 – CONT.
My investigative pieces have helped win radio and RTS awards. One of my exclusives, about a 100 year-old transplanted kidney, made international headlines experts claimed I’d uncovered a medical world-first.
My off-diary stories have featured on network radio, TV and online. Dating back to the early stages of the financial crisis, my coverage of reaction to Northern Rock’s collapse featured on Newsnight and Panorama.